July 27, 2004
Waves has announced Version 5, the latest version release for the
entire Waves product line. Version 5 continues the Waves tradition of keeping
up with the latest technology and includes an extensive range of features.
Version 5 provides HTDM support for all plug-ins (Pro Tools TDM 6.4cs4 required).
HTDM allows the mixing of DSP and native plug-ins in a single processing chain,
native plug-ins on AUX tracks, and support for side-chain plug-ins with the
C1, RCL, RenChannel and Morphoder. In addition, mono to stereo operation is
provided with native plug-ins. Also, the 360 Surround Tools Bundle is now available
for Windows XP TDM users, and supports native processing running RTAS and HTDM
on both Mac and PC.
Automatic latency compensation is supported for all Waves plug-ins under Pro
Tools TDM 6.4. Updated host support provides compatibility with the latest
software versions, including Nuendo 2.2 and Pro Tools 6.4. The Digidesign Command
8 is also supported.
Tempo Sync enables four plug-ins — Enigma, MetaFlanger, MondoMod and SuperTap
— to align perfectly to the host tempo, allowing the simple creation of 'in-beat'
effects, timed delays, panning, flanging and much more. MIDI Instrument Control
turns the Morphoder into a truly “live” virtual instrument which can be played
using an assigned MIDI track output or via live performance from a MIDI controller.
PC users can enjoy the benefits of Pro Tools|HD Accel DSP density and power
for Waves processing, and added 96kHz support is provided for Accel DSP cards
for C4, LinMB, LinEQ Low Band, LinEQ BB (mono), SuperTap and Morphoder. All
plug-ins also support Digi 002 and Command/8 Control Surface mapping
A new Advanced Compiler provides smoother, faster GUI operation and enhanced
predictability, while enhanced GUI acceleration delivers dramatically faster
Version 5 supports Mac OSX, WIN XP, and 2000 and is available with all new
products and via the Waves Update Plan, which provides version updates for
a full year on registered products.
A 14-day demo of Waves Version 5 is available from Waves dealers or the company's
For more information, visit their web site at www.waves.com